Russia reveals weapons used during Israeli aggression on Damascus
Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Syria reveals the weapons "Israel" used to target Syria's capital, Damascus, shortly after midnight on Saturday.
Major General Oleg Egorov, deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Syria revealed, on Saturday, that the attack on Damascus that resulted in the martyrdom of 5 Syrian Armed Forces members was the result of four Israeli F-16s firing cruise missiles and guided aerial bombs.
"On September 17, from 00:45 to 00:55, four Israeli Air Force F-16 tactical fighters, operating from the Golan Heights launched an air strike with four cruise missiles and ten guided aerial bombs in the Damascus Province," Egorov said.
Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported the martyrdom of five Syrian Arab Army soldiers who were martyred on Saturday, shortly after midnight, by an Israeli airstrike on Damascus airport and other facilities south of the capital, which, according to the report, was carried out at 0:45 a.m. local time (21:45 GMT).
A military source confirmed that the SAA's air defense systems have shot down most of the Israeli missiles launched, adding that aside from the five martyrs, material losses were reported as well.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, strongly condemned earlier this month the Israeli occupation aggression on Aleppo International Airport and the vicinity of Damascus.
Zakharova stressed that such irresponsible actions by the Israeli side are totally unacceptable, adding that the attacks target important civilian infrastructure in Syria, particularly airports.